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Satu Kuokkanen, MD, PhD

  • Specialty: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Languages: English, Finnish
  • Phone: 516-739-2100
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About Me

I pursued a career in medicine because I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. During medical school, I valued close relationships with patients, diagnosing medical conditions, and providing effective treatments. I also had the desire to advance medical knowledge, which led me to pursue a doctorate degree in genetics.

Initially, I was drawn to the scientific aspect of reproductive medicine. I was fascinated by the ability to diagnose genetic diseases and screen embryos for chromosomes prior to gestation. Today, I utilize all available resources and stay up to date on the latest advancements to provide patients with a successful path to parenthood. I continue to be inspired by advancements in the fertility field and conduct research to gain a better understanding of the endometrium and implantation process.

I treat patients and couples with infertility problems, ranging from anovulatory issues and tubal occlusions to unexplained and male factor infertility. I also focus on fertility preservation for elective and medical reasons and help individuals in the LGBTQ+ community start families. Additionally, I treat menstrual abnormalities and endocrine conditions, such as polycystic ovary syndrome and hypothalamic amenorrhea. I am skilled in all assisted reproductive technology procedures, including intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF). I also perform hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery.

When working with patients, I develop treatment options that fit with their ethical, religious, and individual lifestyle beliefs. I develop close relationships with each person, and deliver compassionate and committed patient care. I consider it a privilege to treat and guide patients as we go through this process together.


Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • menstrual disorder
  • vaginal septum
  • recurrent miscarriage
  • infertility in women
  • polycystic ovary syndrome
  • ectopic pregnancy
  • male infertility
  • polyps
  • endometriosis
  • fertility
  • primary amenorrhea
  • fibroid tumor
Treatments
  • fertility preservation
  • Cryopreservation
  • hysteroscopy
  • preimplantation diagnosis
  • in vitro fertilization
  • artificial insemination
  • semen analysis procedure
  • intracytoplasmic sperm injection
  • egg donation
  • surrogate mothers
  • ovulation induction
  • egg freezing
  • oocyte recovery

Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Montefiore Medical Center, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 2008
  • Residency, Montefiore Medical Center, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2005
  • Residency, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2002
  • PhD from University Of Helsinki, 1998
  • MD from University Of Helsinki, 1992

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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
    • Aetna Meritain Health
    • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice (EPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Health
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access HMO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access PPO Large Group
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS PPO/EPO Small Group
    • Local 32BJ SEIU
    • New York Hotel Trades
    • Unicare
  • Cigna
    • Apwu Health Plan
    • Cigna Great West PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Managed Care/POS
    • Cigna NALC
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access PPO
    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Consolidated Health Plans-NYU Student
    • Great West HMO
    • MVP-Cigna Network
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Commercial
  • GHI
    • American Plan Administrators
    • GHI CBP (City of New York Employees)
    • GHI Emblem Health EPO
    • GHI Emblem Health PPO
    • GHI HMO
    • GHI HMO Medicare
    • GHI Medicare PPO
    • GHI Network Access - Benefit Services of PA
    • GHI Network Access - Total Plan Concepts
    • IUOE Local 14-14B
    • Wlny-TV Inc.
  • HIP
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Bridge
    • HIP Child Health Plus
    • HIP EPO
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicare VIP
    • HIP POS
    • HIP Prime Basic
    • HIP Prime Bronze
    • HIP Prime Gold
    • HIP Prime Platinum
    • HIP Prime Silver
    • HIP VIP Medicare - Affinity
    • HIP VIP Medicare - VIP Go
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare Managed Care
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare POS
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare PPO
  • Local 1199
    • Local 1199 - NYU Hospital Member Choice
    • Local 1199 PPO
  • MVP Select Care Inc
    • MVP Preferred EPO
    • MVP Select Care Inc.
  • Magnacare
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Multiplan
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Health Republic Of NJ
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Kaiser Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Multiplan-Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Principal Financial Group
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
  • POMCO Insurance Company
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Qualcare Inc.
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Tricare
    • TRICARE
    • TriWest
    • US Family Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
    • UMR
    • UMR WTC Health Program
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice NSLIJ
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare JP Morgan
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
  • Veterans Choice
    • Veterans Choice Program-VACAA
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Locations and Appointments

NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York

200 Old Country Road, Suite 350
Mineola, NY 11501

Publications

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